climate change

Agriculture accounts for about 9 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. A recent United Nations climate report says to reduce those emissions, people need to eat less meat. 

Indiana ranks 14th for asthma-related deaths in the U.S. In 2016, there were about six times as many tick-borne illnesses in the state than there were a decade before. Health experts say rising temperatures are making these issues and others worse — and it’s time the U.S. addressed them. 

For many students in Indiana, eighth grade is the first and last time that they’ll focus on climate change in class. It's the only class required for all students that specifically talks about climate change in the Indiana education standards. Many high school students are encouraged to take courses that prepare them for college like chemistry and biology, instead of environmental science. 

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) is probably best known for his foreign policy efforts, but he was also a strong supporter for climate action. Lugar passed away at the age of 87 on Sunday. 

Record Heat Led To More High Ozone Days In Indiana

Apr 29, 2019

Even though Indiana’s air quality is improving, the American Lung Association says climate change is making it harder to protect people’s health. That’s the takeaway from the latest State of the Air report

Survey: Majority Of Hoosiers Believe In Climate Change

Apr 22, 2019

A statewide survey says the majority of Hoosiers believe climate change is happening and most support efforts to lessen its effects on Indiana. More than 1,000 people responded to the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute’s survey earlier this month. 

If climate policies don’t change, the Great Lakes will be a much less hospitable place for people and aquatic life. That’s one of the takeaways from a new report by more than a dozen universities in the Midwest and Canada. Activists hope the report will spur local lawmakers to act.

Students Skip Class To Demand Action On Climate Change

Mar 15, 2019

More than a hundred kids skipped class Friday to stand in the cold and ask lawmakers to do something about global climate change. It’s part of 120 such events planned around the country and several around the world. 

Senate Bill Would Make CO2 Storage Easier

Feb 14, 2019

A bill working its way through the state Senate would make it easier for companies to store carbon dioxide underground. Some tout it as a way to help address climate change because it keeps the greenhouse gas out of the air. But a state activist group says it could do the opposite. 

Purdue University researchers have released a report highlighting challenges the state’s tourism industry may face in the upcoming century due to climate change, as well as offering suggestions for how to prepare.

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